Nothing against patriotism—it’s just that it was @StarbucksIE, the coffee giant’s Irish Twitter handle, which posed the question. Looks like somebody could have used another double espresso.
As you might expect, the tweet angered more than a few people on Twitter.
— Gari Deegan (@GariDeegan) June 5, 2012
Starbucks apologized in a follow-up tweet (and to the brand’s credit, it hasn’t deleted the erroneous message). In another tweet, the company thanked its Irish followers for forgiving the mistake:
Hey Ireland, thanks for forgiving our mistake. Today we’re enjoying our coffee in a different way.. twitter.com/StarbucksIE/st…